Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Samantha DeMartino works is a junior lawyer in a tax firm owned by her parents and is to be married on Christmas Eve but two weeks before the wedding her fiance Ben calls it off. Ben had been cheating on Sam and he decided that being with the woman he loves was more important than joining the tax firm.
With her friends encouragement Samantha decides to take the honeymoon that Ben had paid for in a small town in Vermont. Sam decided that she needed a vacation to clear her head and since it was all paid for why not take a vacation on her ex-fiance’s dime.
Heading for Deerbourne Inn she ran out of gas in the middle of a blizzard and with no other recourse she began to walk. Walking in the snow singing Christmas carols she is stopped by a man in a truck offering her a ride to the Inn. Jed Armstrong can’t imagine a woman on her own walking in the middle of nowhere during a blizzard singing but his arrival saved Sam from possible danger.
Sam was taken by the handsome man who saved her and when her first ski lesson turns out to be given by that same man she is overwhelmed. Ski lessons are not all that Sam and Jed do together because even though she is only going to be in Vermont for one week there is an instant attraction between the two. She realizes that being married to Ben would have been a major mistake because after meeting Jed she realizes that she never loved him, she just went along with everything whether it was right or not.
As Sam and Jed become closer she finds out about him and the dairy farm his family owns. She discovers that it has been years since he has been out with a woman and it all leads back to his older brother who like Sam was walking during a blizzard. Jed knows that Sam is the one but she refuses to believe in love at first sight and knows that she will return to New York right after New Years.
What happens with Sam and Jed is not for me to reveal but I will say that this was a beautiful love story between a man who knows what he wants and a woman afraid to take a chance. The story is told in first person by both Jed and Sam and definitely a book worth reading.